by Elinor Wylie (1885 - 1928)

On a singing girl
Language: English 
Musa of the sea-blue eyes,
Silver nightingale alone
In a little coffin lies;
A stone beneath a stone.
She, whose song we loved the best,
Is voiceless in a sudden Night:
On your light limbs, O loveliest,
May the dust be light!


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This text was added to the website: 2015-04-28
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